I have a weather station. I love weather. I love looking at it, talking about it, recording it. But I have never seen weather like what we are experiencing lately. Constant, non-stop rain.
We had 260mm (or a bit over 10 inches) of rainfall in December. It’s now mid-January, and we’ve already recorded 125mm (or about 5 inches) in 2 weeks. Parts of Sussex have been flooded since Christmas. The creek at the bottom of our hill, which is normally just a small but constant trickle, is a raging mud-soaked torrent that’s broken its banks, flooding streets and sending residents in search of sand bags to keep water from entering doorways.
And there’s no foreseeable end to all this rain as another weather system heads our way across the Atlantic.
Is this unusual weather the effect of global warming? What is your weather like right now? Is it unusual?